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Operations Division, Patrol Bureau


Operations Division, Patrol Bureau

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Provides patrol services and police protection for all unincorporated areas of the county.


Provides police protection for all unincorporated areas of the county, the cities of Half Moon Bay and San Carlos, and the towns of Portola Valley and Woodside. Community Policing and School Resource Teams provide specialized law enforcement services which include guest speakers, code enforcement, bike patrol, Citizen Police Academy, abandoned vehicle abatement, DARE, Sheriff's Activity League and Youth Bicycle Awareness. Sub-stations are located at the San Francisco International Airport, in Moss Beach, in North Fair Oaks at 3121 Middlefield Road, La Honda Fire Station, Eichler Highlands in the Highlands Recreation Center, in Woodside at the Woodside Town Hall and at the town hall in Portola Valley.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block. CALTRAIN stops within 2 blocks.
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4881077 -122.2309704 Government

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Interpreter for the deaf
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair






How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Half Moon Bay
  • Portola Valley
  • San Carlos
  • Unincorporated San Mateo County
  • Woodside